- ISBN 9781445108704 / 1445108704
- Title Brothers at War - A First World War Family History
- Author Sarah Ridley
- Category Educational: History
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2012
- Pages 32
- Publisher Hachette Children's Books
- Imprint Franklin Watts Ltd
- Language English
- Dimensions 220mm x 272mm x 12mm
11-year-old Eliza, with the help of her mother, investigates how the First World War affected her great-grandfather and his two brothers.
At the turn of the 20th century four brothers were born to the Baker family, Lionel, Arthur, Maurice and Harold. Over a hundred years later Eliza, one of Arthur Baker's great-grandchildren, and her mother, Sarah, decided to find out about these ancestors. They delved into the past to uncover for themselves the story of Lionel, Arthur and Maurice during the First World War. Using letters sent from the Western Front, a diary written in a prisoner of war camp and other documentary evidence, Eliza and Sarah uncover their fascinating family history of the First World War.
An excellent account of the lives of four male ancestors and the parts they played in the First World War. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs and excerpts from the family's archives and official sources. It is a superb resource that can be used by librarians and teachers to encourage children to research their own family histories and to learn more about the war and how it affected society at home and abroad. — School Librarian 20120901 Sarah Ridley, with help from her daughter Eliza, has succeeded in combining a personal search through her ancestry with a broader view of the events of 1914-18. — Cork Evening Echo 20120727